Mr. Gray is Andrew Doyle, Andrew Tibbetts, Tony Macias and Brian Leonard. From 2004 to 2010 they played their brand of electro-rock and Joy Division cover sets to the people of Chicago and Milwaukee. Although life has taken them in different directions, here is the history of the band for posterity. Reunion you ask? Who knows, the future is not written...

50 50

They made love
Over and over and again and again
'Til their skin was gray
A 50 50 blend of black and white

Over and over and over again
Over and over and over and over and over again

Now it will be easy
Now it will be simple without argument
It will save us from the strain
Frailty's in these days

We belong
To one style to one path to one end
It's now our lives
That lack the condition of variety and spice
No one believes this is right anymore
No one believes this is anything but forgetting mistakes of the past

Never will it be this way
Never will it isolate us
Clever is the way of change
As we all try to change our clever ways

We belong

Antenna

I'm tuning in I'm picking up
More than I ever bargained for
Can't turn it off can only turn it down another round
I'm tuning in I'm picking up, picking up

Making too much of nothing you say
Nothing you say will change my mind

Secluded in the attic
Doctor said I was asthmatic
A fanatic
Think I've had it with the civilized world
Dial through the static
Teacher said I was just
ADD D D Detention

Making too much of nothing you say
Nothing you say will change my mind

I'm tuning in I'm picking up
More than I ever bargained for
Can't turn it off can only turn it down another round
I'm tuning in I'm picking up, picking up

Making too much of nothing you say
Nothing you say will change my mind

ATM

We promise you that we'll obey
As long as you know how to play
We're thrown away before we grow old
Dying of cancer when you catch a cold

CTRL ALT DEL and ESC
Show and tell mentality
CTRL ALT

One hundred out of
One hundred out of
One hundred out of
One hundred out of
One hundred out of
One hundred
Never make mistakes
I never sleep
One hundred out of
One hundred out of
One hundred out of
One hundred out of
One hundred out of
One hundred
Never make mistakes
I never get sick

Three times as fast
Three times as smart
If I had a heart I wouldn't last
Three times as long
Every time
I'm never wrong

We hope you take it all in stride
When we steal your job and steal your pride
For 17 years this is was you
Void of emotion like they like us to

CTRL ALT DEL and ESC
Show and tell mentality
CTRL ALT

One hundred out of
One hundred out of
One hundred out of
One hundred out of
One hundred out of
One hundred
Never make mistakes
I never sleep
One hundred out of
One hundred out of
One hundred out of
One hundred out of
One hundred out of
One hundred
Never make mistakes
I never get sick

Babel

The Tower of Babel
Is God's game of Scrabble
Looks more like a battle to me
Centuries later
He's no integrator
Too many haters still free

Words divided
World wars incited
Over what he has done
We've perfected
Towers erected
Next to the Sun

One holds the ladder
Another the hammer
Nothing else matters to me

Let's prove him all wrong
Just by getting along and
Build it up stonger than he

Words divided
World wars incited
Over what he has done
We've perfected
Towers erected
Next to the Sun

No act of defiance
We did it for science
The view is something to see

The Tower of Babel
Is God's game of Scrabble
Looks more like a battle to me

Black and White

I'm not afraid of you
Or what they say about you
The truth is the truth is
Not always true

I don't go making friends
Democrat, Republicans
Or Independents

Everyone is so convinced
They know the difference
From the wrong and the righteousness
Everyone so insecure
They know it word for word
It's scripture

A black and white picture

Don't give into shyness
Or the past that's passed behind us
The truth is the truth will
Never find us

Everyone is so convinced
They know the difference
From the wrong and the righteousness
Everyone so insecure
They know it word for word
It's scripture

A black and white picture

Righteousness is the highest
Form of ignorance
Indifference is the highest
Form of intelligence
I'm not frightened
I'm only undecided
It's not so black or white
It's more like a shady gray
One that when looked at
Looked diff'rent every day

Bleed and Bled

Don't tell me what i can't do
What i can do is make you see how we are
Don't tell me I will never be anything
But perfect for what we do

Don't tell me what i can't do
What i can do is make you see how we are
Don't tell me I will never be anything
But perfect for how

Your girlfriend
Boyfriend mentioned I'm a seven on a scale of
One through ten
Either way they pay attention

Your promises
Confuses your excuses with what the truth is
Honest says
Either way we stay together

The cloud
You proudly
Covered us

Don't tell me what i can't do
What i can do is make you see how we are
Don't tell me I will never be anything
But perfect for what we do

Don't tell me what i can't do
What i can do is make you see how we are
Don't tell me I will never be anything
But perfect for how

Just read about those who have succeeded
Bleed and bled

Like asking for a ride
When it's raining outside
And then complaining about
The way that I drive

I could've stayed home
I could've stayed dry
I could have lied
I could have swallowed all my pride

Don't tell me
I will never

Cavemen in Cars

If we're so intelligent
Just look at the environment
Don't tell me it's an accident

"It's just an accident"

If we're so sophisticated
Why are we still segregated?
Misunderstanding leads to hatred

Cavemen in cars
That's all we are
Cavemen in cars

If we are so civilized
Eating cattle to survive
Taking other people's lives

Cavemen in cars
That's all we are
Cavemen in cars

Diff'rent names
But nothing has changed
Horseback now an airplane
Caves now homes
And superdomes
We're still throwing stones
We're still flesh and bones

Cavemen in cars
That's all we are
Cavemen in cars
We are, we are, we are, we are
Only cavemen
We are, we are, we are, we are
Only cavemen

Darwin's Parade

You better run you better
Cause here we come
You better run for cover

Lost in the breeze
We blend into the trees
Dressed in fatigues
Squeeze

You'll never trust you'll never
Trust any of us
You'll never trust you'll never trust
Any of us
You better run you better
Cause here we come
You better run for cover

Look at the mess we made
From our Darwin's Parade
Look at the mess we made

Some recreation
A weekend vacation
Man's celebration
Run

You better run you better
Cause here we come
You better run you better run
Cause here we come
You'll never trust you'll never
Trust any of us
You'll never trust
Any of us

We'll run you right on out of town
We'll dig you up and cut you down
We'll pave our way over your ground

You'll never trust you'll never
Trust any of us
You'll never trust you'll never trust
Any of us
You better run you better
Cause here we come
You better run for cover

Darwin's Parade
Darwin's Parade

Disposable

Why send your children off to war
We've cloned a soldier and some more
To be raised
To be slaves
To behave

Their lives are disposable
Their lives are disposable

Why send policemen on the force
When clones are dead, there's no remorse
They're erased
Then replaced
Standard face

Their lives are disposable
Their lives are disposable

You're losing blood fast turning white
No time to wonder if it's right
You'll be saved
Save the grave
Save the grave

Their lives are disposable
Their lives are disposable

Father's Father

Arm yourself
The time has come
Don't play dumb
The night is young
Horde your share
Stay devout
Don't you dare
Keep your eyes out

We have the number
A number to call
We have the guns and the funds and police
Keeping the peace
Keep it up

Arm yourself
The time has come
Don't play dumb
The night is young
Horde your share
Stay devout
Don't you dare
Keep your eyes out

Train your kids to be like you
Cold-blooded, racist too
You're passing it down
Your father's father's father

We have the numbers
The numbers to win
We have the book and the look of a race
Being erased
Beaten up

Arm yourself
The time has come
Don't play dumb
The night is young
Horde your share
Stay devout
Don't you dare
Keep your eyes out

Train your kids to be like you
Cold-blooded, racist too
You're passing it down
Your father's father's father

Take your kids to all-white schools
Cowboy western christian rules
You're passing it down
Your father's father's father

Fishes

A bird in a cage
Is not a bird anymore
Two stolen wings
A prisoner of war

Preservation
Who is it for
In a zoo for you to adoree

Fishes know
No where to go
Fishes know
No where to go

Leashes and chains
Amendments and laws
Save your sofa rip out its claws

Don't let them fool you

Fishes know
No where to go
Fishes know
No where to go

Around and around and around they swim
Invisible walls that keep them in

Getting Me Off

Months and months of passing up
Neglected now it's catching up
Months and months of patching up
The holes I made while catching up
Months and months of putting it off
Callin' in sick 'cause I have a cough
Procrastination
Letting me off
Getting me off

Collections call me all day long
Blocked callers keep bothering me
Deep down I've found I'm wrong
It's a form of robbery

Stealing my time
Stealing my peace of mind

Months and months of passing up
Neglected now it's catching up
Months and months of patching up
The holes I made while catching up
Months and months of putting it off
Callin' in sick 'cause I have a cough
Procrastination
Letting me off
Getting me off

It's a heavy load
It's a long and winding road
It follows me home
There it waits for me to wake up

Ghost Town

The highway we are
The hours we spend
Human race to another place
Without an end

Faster every time around
We keep moving further out of town
Somewhere we'll never be found

The highway we are
And what it says
What we've become
Has consequences

Faster every time around
We keep moving further out of town
Somewhere we'll never be found

Parents don't have time to spend
They're just waiting for the week to end
Television's children's closest friend

No time left to wonder how
We're getting used to it now

Faster every time around
We keep moving further out of town
Somewhere we'll never be found

We're getting used to it now

Guilty of Living

I was fired
Let go
I quit
I didn’t give a damn about it
I am moving on

Guilty of living
Guilty of giving
Everything I had

Tired
Of dying to fit
In a system
Where the heart really has no place at all

Guilty of living
Guilty of giving
Everything I had
Guilty of living
Guilty of giving
Everything I had

You laughed at me
‘Cause you were scared
As hell
It would be you instead

I was fired
Let go
I quit
I didn’t give a damn about it
I am moving on

Guilty of living
Guilty of giving
Everything I had
Guilty of living
Guilty of giving
Everything I had

You laughed at me
‘Cause you were scared
As hell
It would be you instead

If Heroes Can

Watch stopwatch where you're pointing that gun
You're gonna shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot down the sun
Grieving, we've been inside too long
Never, never, never, noticed it was gone

Far too easy and not so hard
Far too easy and not so hard

If heroes can then why can't I
( Autobahn )

The murder of one is
The murder of a family

You will give me more respect than you ever did before

Watch stopwatch where you're pointing that gun
You're gonna shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot down the sun
Grieving, we've been inside too long
Never, never, never, noticed it was gone

Far too easy and not so hard
Far too easy and not so hard

If heroes can then why can't I
( Autobahn )

You will give me more respect than you ever did before

In An Atheist Way I've Been Born Again

In an atheist way I've been born again
From a way of life since way back when
Bid good riddance to intoxicants
Throwing up and sleeping in
It wouldn't have happened any other way
Change will only come when it's day by day by day by day by day

I'm taking my life
I'm taking my life back
I'm taking my life

In an atheist way I have seen the light
In my rear view mirror shining so bright
I walked the line and counted to ten
It had to come to an end
When straight felt strange and up was down
Spinning on and on like a merry-go-round around around around
And around

I'm taking my life
I'm taking my life back
I'm taking my life

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't afraid
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't ashamed
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't afraid

IT'S SO YOU

How about this pinched and brimmed three-pointed hat
Three-pointed hat, three-pointed
A favorite pick and perfect fit for any big-time diplomat
How about a fat cravat
That's gently wrapped around your neck
It's a symbol dignity

It's so you
It's so you
A powdered-white wig
With buckles that are bigger than the ones that are worn
By the every day man

It suits your seventeen-eighty-four persona so much more
Than a three-piece suit and tie
A great big lie if you want my opinion

It's so you
It's so you
A powdered-white wig
With buckles that are bigger than the ones that are worn
By the every day man

More autocratic
Sociopathic
No such thing as demographic
Slaves and masters
You and the few
Won't give, live happily ever after

It suits your seventeen-eighty-four persona so much more
Than a three-piece suit and tie
A great big lie if you want my opinion

It's so you
It's so you
A powdered-white wig
With buckles that are bigger than the ones that are worn
By the every day man

Lifter

Have you heard of obligations
Have you heard of limitations
And everything they don't have
Everything they don't have

If you never know pain
You'll never know love
Let it lift you always with you
Let it lift you always with you

It can be beautiful
It can be a messenger of sorts
It's most unusual
Truthful always telling the truth

Have you heard of dedication
Have you heard of innovation
And everything they could have
Everything they could have

It can be beautiful
It can be a messenger of sorts
It's most unusual
Truthful always telling the truth

Stroke by stroke
Note by note
Dig down deep
I clear my throat
Stroke by stroke
Note by note
I clear my throat again

It can be beautiful
It can be a messenger of sorts
It's most unusual
Truthful always telling the truth

If you fake it
We may take it
Only you know how much you've wasted

If you fake it
We may take it
Only you know how much you've wasted

Lost and Found

Peace Peace of mind
It always seems to be the hardest place to find

At least
At least there's time
There never seems to be enough of it
There never seems to be enough to go around

When I'm down
Now and then
And how
Lost and found

Please
Please be kind
I can only fast forward, can't rewind

And these
These are the reasons I continue to
These are the reasons I continue
Hanging around

When I'm down
Now and then
And how
Lost and found

Love Like Glue

Isn't it unfortunate
Love like glue
Sticky sticky sticky sticky
Claustrophobic, exhaustaerobic
Love like glue
Sticky sticky sticky sticky

There are advantages to both
I hope so
She won't always go
Where I ask her to

Isn't it unfortunate
Love like glue
Sticky sticky sticky sticky
Claustrophobic, exhaustaerobic
Love like glue
Sticky sticky sticky sticky

Pulled apart, or at least
I thought so
Look down at my feet
Any they were yours

Isn't it unfortunate
Love like glue
Sticky sticky sticky sticky
Claustrophobic, exhaustaerobic
Love like glue
Sticky sticky sticky sticky

There are no secrets
There are no surprises

Isn't it unfortunate
Love like glue
Sticky sticky sticky sticky
Claustrophobic, exhaustaerobic
Love like glue
Sticky sticky sticky sticky

There are no secrets
There are no surprises

Melting Pot

Invasion so slow
No one will know
Integration
Not really

Melting pot is not
It's cold

One language for us all
Unity isn't bilingual
It's too political
Unity isn't bilingual

Melting pot is not
It's cold

No one talks about the effect
Politically correct

Melting pot is not
It's cold

You left your homeland
For things you couldn't stand
And now you're here
Be here

Middle

Do you wanna know what the middle looks like
Do you really wanna know how the little looks up to the stereotype
The little lives up to the stereotype

It’s a fixed fight
Florescent light
The price is right
For an appetite
Satisfied by sight and convenience
Standards tampered by our lenience

Do you wanna know what the middle looks like
Do you really wanna know how the little looks up to the stereotype
The little lives up to the stereotype
Do you wanna know what the middle looks like
Do you really wanna know how the little looks up to the stereotype
The little lives up to the stereotype

It’s a butter knife
A way of life
Light turns green
Impersonal dream
Intervened by thought of what you bought
Samples scrambled for their parking spot

Do you know where you are
It’s hard to say
Do you know
Where you were ten minutes ago
Do you know where you parked your car
In every picture frame
It’s always the same

It boggles my mind that you don’t seem to care enough
It boggles my mind that you don’t seem to care so much

Do you wanna know what the middle looks like
Do you really wanna know how the little looks up to the stereotype
The little lives up to the stereotype
Do you wanna know what the middle looks like
Do you really wanna know how the little looks up to the stereotype
The little lives up to the stereotype

Mediocrity
Suburbia
A murderer of people like me

Mistake

Take the F out of fear
What you hear is
Made to tug you
Out of that mindless undertow
Under your own
Weight you've created
Sufficated
Invisible gun
Cocked and pointed low

We're not waiting for you
We're not waiting for you
We're not waiting for you
To make mistake after mistake

Take a breath in for war
You can afford it
Wait to come to
Some kind of list of what you know
Under your own
Fate you've persuaded
Immitated
Invisible Gun
Cocked and ready to go

We're not waiting for you
We're not waiting for you
We're not waiting for you
To make mistake after mistake

You'll be sorry when you look back
You'll be sorry when you look back

Don't forget
Regret is forever
Don't forget
Regret is forever

We're not waiting for you
We're not waiting for you
We're not waiting for you
To make mistake after mistake

My Uncle Sam

My Uncle Sam's gotta real big appetite
He's never satisfied
He grabs the earth and takes another bite
And belches a compliment

But you can't ignore his reputation
Or his media
Set sail, prevail, anchor here
He disappears

Whatcha gonna do about it?
Whatcha gonna do about it?
Whatcha gonna do when he does it again?

My Uncle Sam's gotta rock solid alibi
He's always justified
His window dressing's messing up their lives
Confidentially

Pass the oil
Pass the soil
Should I bring it up?
Should I let it go?
Should I bring it up?

My Uncle Sam's never fired a gun
In the war he won
He won't confess to all he has done

But you can't ignore his reputation
Or his media
Set sail, prevail, anchor here
He disappears

Whatcha gonna do about it?
Whatcha gonna do about it?
Whatcha gonna do when he does it again?

My Uncle Sam's gotta real big appetite
He's never satisfied
He grabs the earth and takes another bite
And belches a compliment

Pass the oil
Pass the soil
Should I bring it up?
Should I let it go?
Should I bring it up?

Nothing Hurts

Faceless faces
Lined up in a row
Catalog camouflage
How'm I supposed to know

Social professional
Dissolve into the crowd
Individual invisible and proud

Nothing worse than peer rejection
Nothing worse than imperfection
Nothing hurts when nothing hurts

Catwalk small talk
In seven words or less
Fit in slogans
Fit into your dress

Naysayer spectator
Know when to applaud
Believe you believe in God

Nothing worse than peer rejection
Nothing worse than imperfection
Nothing hurts when nothing hurts

Sight for the blind
Made up their mind
Television's their religion

Nothing worse than peer rejection
Nothing worse than imperfection
Nothing hurts when nothing hurts

Overall

Thank you for
The more
I'll never be the same again
Watched you rise
Watched you fall
I'll always remember
Overall
What you did for me
A little bit of history

No matter what happened yesterday
Your resume
Speaks for itself
Reeks of something else

As I said
I bled
I'll never forget you
How you played
How you strayed
I'll always contemplate

Quota

There's a boot on my tire
An orange sticky flyer
There's a hole in the ground
Slowing me down
Flashing lights in my mirror
It's all about fear
Pulling me over
Pulling me over

To pay for the greed
Quotas need
Everyone speeds

Rules made to be broken
Victims are chosen
Don't let them see
Minority
Served and protected
Almost arrested
Permit and fee
Minority

To pay for the greed
Quotas need
Everyone speeds

I know you know what I mean
It's time to come clean

There's a boot on my tire
An orange sticky flyer
There's a hole in the ground
Slowing me down
Flashing lights in my mirror
It's all about fear
Pulling me over
Pulling me over

To pay for the greed
Quotas need
Everyone speeds

Raccoon

It is so cold
Hidden in this hole
Made it ‘cross the road and I’m glad I’m livin’
Picking through your garbage can and takin’ what you’re givin’
It is so cold
Hidden in this hole
Another hungry night, a night with no dinner
Wonder if this will really be my very last winter

What did you expect
Where was I to go
Use your intellect …ual
If your legs were only
Eleven inches long
Would you feel as strong
As you do now?

It is so cold
Hidden in this hole
Made it ‘cross the road and I’m glad I’m livin’
Picking through your garbage can and takin’ what you’re givin’
It is so cold
Hidden in this hole
Another hungry night, a night with no dinner
Wonder if this will really be my very last winter

Call your alderman
Tell him you won’t stand for it
Someone ate your flowers
Someone made a great big mess

It is so cold
Hidden in this hole
It is so cold
Hidden in this hole
It is so cold
Hidden in this hole
Made it ‘cross the road and I’m glad I’m livin’
Picking through your garbage can and takin’ what you’re givin’
It is so cold
Hidden in this hole
Another hungry night, a night with no dinner
Wonder if this will really be my very last winter

We were here long before
You reported it
Extorted it
Mortgaged it
Exported it
Mortgaged it

Scent

You can’t catch the scent
Of the three-car accident
Unless you roll your windows down

Live is more alive in person
Live is more alive in person
I feel better as you get worse and
I feel better as you get worse

You can’t let your conscience
Get too in your head
Push that pedal down

You can’t appreciate
How blue and red looks like the dead
Blue and red looks like the dead

Live is more alive in person
Live is more alive in person
I feel better as you get worse and
I feel better as you get worse

We don’t get enough at home
Close-ups will expose us all
For who we are when we’re alone

You can’t catch the scent
Of the three-car accident
Unless you roll your windows down

Live is more alive in person
Live is more alive in person
I feel better as you get worse and
I feel better as you get worse

Sequel People

In a time when rock can mold
Let the cat come catch it's tongue
It's about how much you've sold, steal the old
For the young

In a time when artistic
Played so safe, it lost its face
Cold-filtered linguistic, ventriloquistic Leaves no trace

In a time when cinema
Lived happily ever after
Bon jour nouveau bon soir, Part1, Part 2, The Final Chapter

In a time when time meant cash
Corporations will decide
Number one but it's still trash, the bravest are crucified

Everyday is yesterday
All over again
Over
Yesterday is everyday

It's all been done before
That's why we won't even try
But then who's keeping score, rich or poor
Comfort don't lie

It's all been said before
That's why we don't even speak
Waiting for the bell to ring,
Anything can wait 'til next week

Everyday is yesterday
All over again
Over
Yesterday is everyday

There's too much at stake
Rerun
Remake

Everyday is yesterday
All over again
Over
Yesterday is everyday

Sequel
Sequel People
Sequel People
Sequel People
Sequel People

Show Me

Show me what you can
And all that makes you human
Show me how you see the world
Show me where you stand
And all that makes you angry
The more you share
The more we all share

I know you've been conditioned
I know how they lied
If we let the present speak
At least we tried

Don't dumb it down
Don't sugar-coat it
Don't leave it out
Make me notice

I won't be offended
I won't be surprised
If we were more similar
Than we realized

Don't dumb it down
Don't sugar-coat it
Don't leave it out
Make me notice

Show me what you can
And all that makes you human
Show me how you see the world
Show me where you stand
And all that makes you angry
The more you share
The more we all share

Sixteen

I never met a fetus before
Unattached umbilical cord
I never let my feelings ignore
What she's done is none of my business
I'll never get how somebody's womb
Yeah or nay inside a courtroom
Never get their point of view
Seven men won't ever get pregnant

Roe V. Waded
The Right persuaded
Privacy invaded
It's so out-dated

Leave them alone, leave them alone
She's only sixteen years old

Would you rather have
A boy without a dad
Helpless poverty
Feeds on robbery
But where are you when they
Just need a place to stay
To be coddled
Role modeled

Roe V. Waded
The Right persuaded
Privacy invaded
It's so out-dated

Leave them alone, leave them alone
She's only sixteen years old

Biting the ass of the upper class
It always comes back
Foster child, angry and wild
Never learned to smile

Now he's a criminal
Not so subliminal

Unadvanced by circumstance
They never had a chance
Haves, have-nots, all afterthoughts
Connect the dots

Now he's a criminal
We're all accountable

It's so out-dated

Leave them alone, leave them alone
She's only sixteen years old

Snowball

Started out a drop of water
Hardened by the cold
Changed by chance and circumstance
I am just a snowball rolling down the mountain
Picking up the pieces
As I fall
I am just a snowball rolling down the mountain
Breaking into pieces

Ended up being so much bigger
Than I once expected
Grew by letting in
The opposition
Foreign and familiar
Foreign is forgotten
New is used to be
Presently

I am just a snowball rolling down the mountain
Picking up the pieces
As I fall
I am just a snowball rolling down the mountain
Breaking into pieces

Don't ask me where I'm going
'Cause I couldn't tell you where
There's no way of knowing
Until I get there

Till the end still
Insignificant
Servant to the hill
A predicament
Sentences and Friends
Pretending

I am just a snowball rolling down the mountain
Picking up the pieces
As I fall
I am just a snowball rolling down the mountain
Breaking into pieces

Sentences and Friends

Some Of Us

You're minding your own business
Like a politician hiding from an unexpected witness
The fittest of the fittest only reminisces
Where you started from

Hold on fingers slipping
Some of us had it made
Hold on

You paid your bills
You paid your rent on time
A citizen resigned
A wife, two kids, a home
A golden retriever and a boat
But something was missing
Your therapist told you so

Hold on fingers slipping
Some of us had it made
Hold on

Listening had a beginning and an end
Quietly perfecting the art of pretending
To be present pretending to have a heart
Wondering out loud how much longer you can

Hold on fingers slipping
Some of us had it made
Hold on

You owed it to yourself

Hold on fingers slipping
Some of us had it made
Hold on

The Best

Let the best
Do what they do
What they do best

The Drain

Give the shovel a sense of purpose
A reason to be held
The umbrella has good idea of
How the shovel felt
When the temperature dropped
And man ran out of gasoline
At last the bastard child has
The upper hand

The snow, the ice, the rain
The sun's advice the drain
The cold, the wind, the vain
Too obvious, obvious

We'll be damned if some kind of thunderstorm
Will keep us
From staying warm and dry

The snow, the ice, the rain
The sun's advice the drain
The cold, the wind, the vain
Too obvious, obvious
To explain the chain reaction of the others
The snow, the ice, the rain
The dust that covers us

To serve and protect
Curve and collect
Accumulation of respect

The snow, the ice, the rain
The sun's advice the drain
The cold, the wind, the vain
Too obvious, obvious
To explain the chain reaction of the others
The snow, the ice, the rain
The dust that covers us

The Hunt

The hunt is on
You won't be long
We wouldn't want you to starve to death
'Cause us humans
We know what's best
You'll be shot instead

You won't even see me
The trigger is too easy

The hunt is here
It's that time of year
We've decided in our courtrooms
Little hunters need
Something to shoot
There's too many of you

You won't even see me
The trigger is too easy

Justified homicide

You won't even see me
Behind the tree

The Quiet Speak

There are times when you're leading
Your letting
The quiet speak
The strong feel weak
To give them perspective
To give them perspective
Often times it pays off
Like taking days off
When the run-down
Don't get the run-around

If they happen to be happy
Be happy for them
When the first time is the worst time
Then try it again
It's only the beginning
When you think it's the end
When you're enemy turns out to be
Your very best friend

There are times when you're leading
Is leaving
It up to them
To give them a positive
To give them a positive
Sense of confidence
Sense of confidence

If they happen to be happy
Be happy for them
When the first time is the worst time
Then try it again
It's only the beginning
When you think it's the end
When you're enemy turns out to be
Your very best friend

The Sunset Recital

Gang by day
Child by night
Gang by day
Don't let the bed bugs bite
Gang by day
Tucked in tight
Child by night

I get the sense, defense, survival
I get the threat, the sunset recital

Rehearse the curse words
Rehearse the worse verses and verbs
Too disturbing reiteration
Graffiti, hate
Won't wait, debate
Education rears it's head much too late

Too late
Too late
Too late
Too late

I get the sense, defense, survival
I get the threat, the sun sets

Rehearse the curse words
Rehearse the worse verses and verbs
Too disturbing reiteration
Graffiti, hate
Won't wait, debate
Education rears it's head much too late

Too late
Too late
Too late
Too late
He's a stranger to himself teenager shelf-life
He's a stranger to himself a teenager shelf-life
He's a stranger to himself a teenager shelf-life

The Wool

I am the wool
Over your eyes
Cataracts, matter facts disguise
I am the wool
I am the faith
I am the school fools taught to taste

Nevermind your mind's a waste
Opinions cut and paste
Identity is dry-erase
A happy face

Happy
Happy
Happy

I am the wool
Over your eyes
Tradition, suspicion and lies
I am the wool
I am the dawn
I am the light that's never turned on

Turned off you senses
Your defenses
Defenseless
You didn't put a fight
You had plans last night

Nevermind your right to choose
Downloaded point of views
Identity is yours to lose
You've already lost it
Identity is yours to lose

Vegas

What would you do if you knew I was The one
You have been waiting for
Praying for
Who would you tell
Would you keep it to yourself
Who would believe you

What would you think I would think of what
We've done
Hiroshima and The Bomb
Vietnam
How would you explain
Which of us is to blame
What if I disagree

Unbathed, unshaved, not as brave
As you thought I would be
Darker skinned
Not as thin
And a tendency, a tendency to sin

What would that do to your image of
Me
Much less believable
Not as beautiful

What if I didn't have a halo on my head
What if I didn't die the way they have said
What if I had a lover would you still listen
Or abandon me

2010
Apr 29
9:00pm
The Queen is Dead at Abbey Pub ($8 pre-order tickets.)
with Who's This Mary? (Cure Tribute + mixed covers), The Handsome Devilz (Smiths/Moz tribute), and Djs Arturo and Mike Mischen
2010
Apr 18
6:30pm
Enchufate Filming at Cobra Lounge (We are being filmed for the TV program Enchufate.)
 
2010
Apr 11
10:00pm
Cobra Lounge (FREE SHOW!)
with Saber and Hong Kong Blood Opera
2010
Mar 13
10:00pm
Darkroom (FREE before 10:00, $10 after + $25 iTunes giftcards. romotional Partners: VotoLatino.org, Eskucha.com, WRTE.org, Enchufate.com, Cafemagazine.com, REmezcla.com, HispanicPro.com, CityVida.com)
with 8:30 Nando, 09:00 DJ Angelfuk, 10:00 Mr. Gray, 10:45 Resistol 5000, 11:30 Vicente Gayo, 12:30 - 3:00 Marcelo C. Baez & DJ Nando
2009
Nov 25
10:00pm
The Queen is Dead at Abbey Pub
with The Handsome Devilz (The Smiths tribute), The Cops (The Police tribute)
2009
Oct 31
10:00pm
Halloween at Darkroom
with Saber
2009
Aug 26
10:00pm
The Abbey Pub
(Mr. Gray performing Joy Division
The Handsome Devilz performing The Smiths & Morrisey)
with The Handsome Devilz
2009
Aug 08
10:30pm
Points East Pub (THD covering The Smiths and Morrisey)
with The Handsome Devilz
2009
Jul 03
8:00pm
ICONS at Cobra Lounge (21+ | No Cover | Djs: Trancid, Pinkmachine, Riot)
with DEPECHE MODE performed by SABER
JOY DIVISION performed by MR. GRAY
THE CURE performed by THE PERFECT KISS
THE SMITHS performed by THE HANDSOME DEVILS
2009
May 15
1:30pm
Manifest (If you can't attend, watch us live online! http://www.colum.edu/manifest)
with many other bands
2008
Oct 11
9:00pm
Points East Pub
2008
Aug 23
10:00pm
Loft 3a (best dancer/worst dancer contest at midnight)
2008
Aug 21
10:00pm
Betty's Blue Star Lounge (Betty's Blue Star Lounge Website)
 
2008
Aug 10
11:00pm
Reggie's Music joint (Reggie's Music Joint Website)
 
2008
Jul 05
9:00pm
Joy Division, The Cure, The Smiths, Depeche Mode at the Cobra Lounge
with Mr. Gray plays Joy Division
Terraforma plays the Smiths
Echonine plays Depeche Mode
Perfect Kiss plays the Cure
2008
Jun 21
6:00pm
The Heart of Chicago Festival
with maaaaaany bands. and about as many djs.
2008
Jun 08
10:00pm
Darkroom (Darkroom Website)
 
2008
May 17
9:00pm
Reggie's Music Joint (Reggie's Music Joint Website)
 
2008
Apr 24
10:00pm
Betty's Blue Star Lounge (Betty's Blue Star Lounge Website)
2008
Mar 27
9:00pm
Silvie's Lounge
 
2008
Jan 19
10:00pm
Reggie's Music Joint (FREE SHOW!)
 
2007
Oct 20
11:00pm
Fresh 2030 (Free Art Show plus Free Beer)
 
2007
Jul 27
8:00pm
Logan Square Auditorium (LSA website)
2007
Jun 16
8:00pm
Stonefly Brewery
2007
Apr 02
8:00pm
Schubas (Schubas website)
2007
Jan 27
9:00pm
The Elbo Room
2006
Oct 20
8:00pm
Chicago Art Open Benefit at Zhou B Art Center
with Sam Saunders, Chicago Udu Calls
2005
Oct 25
9:00pm
The Elbo Room
with Echonine, Jerry Reid
2005
Aug 06
8:30pm
The Elbo Room
with Teraforma, Big Evil Grin, Socialite Fiasco
2005
Apr 25
10:00pm
Bar Vertigo
with Jeff Daschback
2005
Feb 27
10:00pm
The Elbo Room
with The Renegades, Teraforma
2005
Jan 27
9:00pm
Martyr's
with Foster Walker Complex
2004
Dec 18
9:30pm
The Mutiny
with The Kenilworth Project, Big Bang Theory
2004
Dec 16
10:30pm
The Elbo Room
with Mabel, Fourth of July
2004
Nov 16
9:30pm
The Elbo Room
with Gwen Mitchell